“Meyer is a serious writer who richly deserves the international reputation he has built.”
– The Washington Post
When Emma Le Roux sees her brother’s face flash on her TV screen, connected with the killing of four poachers and a witch doctor, she’s shocked by more than just the crime. Her brother disappeared 20 years ago, and Emma never thought she’d see him alive again. Soon after his shocking reappearance, Emma is attacked in her Cape Town home, and she’s convinced there’s a connection between these two unlikely events.
Enter Lemmer, an ex-con who makes a living as a body guard for rich South Africans. Emma hires Lemmer to accompany her on a mission to prove her brother is alive and innocent. Where Emma sees a decades-old conspiracy, Lemmer sees a naïve and untrustworthy woman bent on misguided revenge. But he needs the money, and she needs the protection. As they peel back the layers of corruption, greed and international tension that surround Emma’s brother’s predicament, Lemmer soon realizes that this assignment is far bigger and more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.
Once you’ve entered Deon Meyer’s enthralling South African landscape, you’ll want to read all of his internationally-bestselling thrillers, including his latest critically-acclaimed novel, Trackers.
Free Friday Recommends
Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Deon Meyer recommends:
His name is Johan Theorin, the book is Echoes from the Dead, and it’s my favourite crime fiction of the past year.
A child’s shoe arrives in the mail, and brings hope that Julia Davidsson’s son might still be alive. The child disappeared twenty years ago, but the mystery goes back much further. Perhaps to the Second World War. Set on the Swedish island of Öland (Theorin spent his childhood summers there), Julia and her ageing father try to piece together the past, and soon someone wants to stop them. Echoes from the Dead was voted Best First Mystery Novel 2007 by the authors and critics of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers, and won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger at the 2009 Crime Thriller Awards.
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